As recently as a few years ago, there was no pellet production at all in Serbia. According to the most current information on pellet plants in operation and those now under construction, by next year there will be six wood pellet producers in the country, with a projected production up to 250,000 tons. There is, however, plenty of room for further growth in the industry, as the estimated volume of wood waste from forests and sawmills could potentially be doubled. This study analyzed the location of the six existing plants, along with areas rich in forests, and recommended seven regions for new pellet plant installation.
Wood biomass residues have remarkable energy potential in Serbia, where forests cover about two million hectares, or more than one-fourth of the country